Marchesa Notte

Charlotte Dress

$80 – $100 rental ?
$795 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Sip on some bubbly at the city wedding in this ladylike Marchesa Notte dress.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 16.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size down for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 16.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Knee to tea length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Blue Lace (65.1% Nylon, 34.9% Polyester). Short sleeves. Crew neckline with illusion mesh yoke. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 40” from shoulder to hem. Made in China.

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44 reviews

Fit
Small 8
True to Size 28
Large 4
Photos 19
rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 12, 2014

Beautiful Dress - Order Down

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This is an amazing dress -- Truly beautiful and perfect for a city wedding. I unfortunately had to send back because both sizes were too big. I recommend ordering a size down! Thanks to rent the runway for delivering on time as always. Note that if you have sensitive skin, the detail around the neck may cause minor irritation.
Jane
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 63
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 17, 2014

Loved this dress, got many compliments from men and women!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wear dresses between and 8 and 12. This is a form fitting dress so I needed the 12 through my hips. The color is a deep blue almost purple in color. It needs no embellishment but chandelier earrings are perfect to show off the wonderful details at the shoulders. I did find that the hook and eyes at the back top of the dress, came undone several times during the evening, and that was a bit annoying , but other than that...it was a gorgeous and unusual dress.
RTR Customer
Jun 23, 2014

I felt amazing in the dress. It was the first formal event we attended as "man and wife" lol

Size worn: 16
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The dress fit great everywhere except where u button it in the back by the back of your neck with the mesh. It was a bit bunchy but my hair hid that well.
Courtney
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Jun 28, 2014

not a fan

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
this dress was beautiful on the site and the details on the hanger are lovely. but it is very matronly on. i am a pear shape and it was big on the top and small on the bottom. i didnt end up wearing this dress at all because the fit was off and it made me feel old.
Malissa
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Jun 30, 2014

All the compliments I received was so amazing!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Needed help with the zipper up the back and the hook at the top kept coming out but overall I was very happy with the fit.
NurseNancy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 65
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 148 lbs
Jul 2, 2014

Fun dress, very comfy with lots of compliments!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fit nicely. I recommend this dress
Malaine
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Jul 3, 2014

Amazing dress!!! So many compliments felt powerful and flawless!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits perfect!! True to size.
Stephy
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 8, 2014

Beautiful Color & Flattering

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress had a beautiful color and was super flattering on my body. I have large hips and a small waist and it fit like a glove. The only thing that threw me off a tad is that I am a latina with tan skin, so see through mesh around the shoulders did not match my actual skin color and it gave the dress a different look than the model who has light skin. Other than that it was beautiful and I received many compliments
Ashley
Usually wears: 6
Age: 28
Jul 11, 2014

The details of this dress are amazing!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
At first I thought this dress was too matronly. But my engagement pictures looked beautiful! The details are intricate! If you are in between sizes you might go for the lower one!
Monica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 24, 2014

Beautiful deep blue stand-out!

Size worn: 14
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Feminine, orgeous lace sheath hugs my curves and remains tastefully classic! It fit true to size and skimed a couple inches above the knee. Wore it with nude patent kitten heels. Felt wonderfully beautiful in it! Another successful RTR experience-I'm hooked!
Dawn
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 24, 2014

I paired the dress with a delicate crystal headband and sparkling earrings.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I found the dress mostly true to size. For a size 12, which I felt more comfortable in, the bust area was a bit tight. I found a strapless minimizer bra that fit well and did not leave me tugging and pulling. For the chestier ladies I would highly recommend it with this dress. I did get compliments and felt the sparkle for a Saturday night formal wedding.
Gretchen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 29, 2014

AMAZING!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is perfection! I received more compliments in one night than I've ever received in my life. The color, cut, style is spot on. I'm normally between a 2-4, but if you're a solid 4 it should fit well (I had some wiggle room).
Mel
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175 lbs
Sep 1, 2014

This dress is amazing.. The picture does not do it justice.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Hugs your body in all the right places.
STLove
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 11, 2014

Feels Luxe, but it's a little matronly

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This is a pretty dress that feels very expensive (i.e. worth the price of the rental). The photo doesn't do the detailing justice and I wish I had taken a better photo of the neckline. Unfortunately, it wasn't the best fit for my body so I did not wear it, and I felt it was a better dress for a woman in her 40s or 50s who wants a pretty detailed dress, but nothing too flashy. If you are tall and want a long dress, this is a good dress to wear. I'd imagine it would be too long for girls under 5'5, but to each her own. I have wide shoulders and this dress didn't do me any favors. The material is thick -ish, so it's nice that it doesn't show all your flaws. If you are hourglass, they dress fits very nicely to show your curves. The size 6 was a little big (I go between a 4 and 6) so maybe size down for your backup size.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Sep 13, 2014

This dress photographed gorgeously

Size worn: 16
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was a little snug, got two sizes and had to wear the larger of the two. the color of the nude illusion neckline wasn't exactly the the shade of my skin tone, so it looked a little off. It's a much more extravagant dress than it looks like, but was alright for an evening wedding. I might have elected for something a little more summery, if I could do it over.
Michele
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

Tons of complements and great fit!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore smaller size, fit great. Perfect for evening wedding!
Lauren
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 16, 2014

Super elegant and fits beautifully!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Great dress - super elegant and fits beautifully. Great option for a cocktail party. The color is more of a royal blue not navy blue as reflected in the image on the website. I could have worn both sizes but selected the 4 because it hung better off the shoulders.
Rachael
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 200 lbs
Sep 17, 2014

Everything was gorgeous! I felt so comfortable and special in it...a definite repeat in the future!

Size worn: 16
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I have a VERY large chest (36-J) , so I was leary about ordering a rental dress without being able to do alterations. It was a great fit though. The material was substantial enough that I was actually able to wear the dress without a bra or corset like I'm used to. Thank God because it was an outdoor wedding in Charleston and everyone was melting! The corset would have made me faint! The zipper was a little tricky to get zipped up, but put some gusto into it and you'll be fine...those zippers always seem to cause a bit of trouble and it has nothing to do with size. If you want to feel like a million bucks, definitely rent this. It is a much richer, brighter blue than is shown (think regal, royal, cobalt blue) which complemented my red hair perfectly!
Pat
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Oct 15, 2014

Beautiful dress, with a classic silhouette.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The sheer netting across the shoulders made the lace stand out. I loved the fit!
natasha
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 107 lbs
Oct 15, 2014

The dress was gorgeous and fit true to size. Received tons of compliments on the dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit was true to size. There is no elasticity or stretch, so if you are in between sizes def get 2 sizes to check out.
kerry
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Oct 19, 2014

Fab dress, from top to bottom

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I received this dress bc the original dress I ordered was returned damaged to RTR, so this was substituted in. I ended up falling in love with it! On the hanger, it looked a little too costumey and I was worried it would look ridiculous. I'm so glad I tried it on. The length hits just above the knee, so it's appropriate for a wedding. The sleeves don't have much give, but are sized to fit, so dancing and throwing my arms in the air were comfortable. The nude mesh is subtle and very well made so it doesn't look cheap. The lace on the dress is beautifully sewn in, with a bit of a sparkle to it. Overall, I cannot wait to rent this dress again!
Raquel
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Body type: Petite
Oct 21, 2014

Wonderful dress, perfect for my event

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Perfect dress, fit wonderfully
CLM
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 27, 2014

Gorgeous-lace/beading details make it feel expensive. Feared was matronly but complete showstopper!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Currently 20lbs over normal weight so was unsure what size I would be - went with size 2, was snug, fitted but not uncomfortable and fit my small bust better than size 4 . The size 4 had slight bunching on hips even though I carry most of my weight in rear and thighs. Fabric has slight give, you may need help hooking and zipping. Classy and conservative - wore to a veterans' fundraiser. Comfortable to wear, beading slightly itchy.
Jennifer
Age: 31
Oct 29, 2014

Wore this to a wedding and received compliments throughout the night, beautiful!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Runs tighter in the waist and a little looser up top, and I'm a 34D, but otherwise a great fit. Not too short, not too long, was perfect for a wedding. I felt feminine and sophisticated and fun. Exactly what I wanted!
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 7, 2014

I've rented 10+ dresses from RTR. This one was my favorite. Perfect for South Asian wedding

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I had originally wanted the yellow version, but settled on the blue. Everything about this dress is gorgeous and subtle. the sparkle, the lace, the illusion neckline. I had people coming up to me and seeing it was the most beautiful guest dress at a 200+ party. It was a South Asian wedding so I wanted it to be a bit more conservative. Also my fiance's parents were guests at the wedding so I didn't want to show cleavage. My future mother in law described it as the absolutely perfect dress for this wedding. I don't think it of as matronly- it really hit curves in all the right places and never felt more elegant. I wish I owned this dress! the only negative was the tight arms, (I almost wore the 8)- it just limited my Bollywood dance move ;) RENT THIS DRESS!
natalie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 9, 2014

didn't end up wearing up

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Date
the nude colored tulle-like fabric at the neckline didn't quite match my skin tone and looked odd. the dress also ran a bit tight.
Kimberly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Nov 10, 2014

This dress was ordered a size big to be safe and still did not fit.

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was not true to size and did not fit at all.
M.
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114 lbs
Nov 14, 2014

Stunning and a little different

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Beautiful silhouette, very interesting illusion neckline. I had the pin the back of the collar with a safety pin for a better fit, but my hair covered it so that was no problem. I got many compliments, including from two of the people who were working at the gala who see a lot of dresses and aren't normally moved to comment on guests' dresses! Really enjoyed wearing this.
Maggie
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 54
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
Nov 24, 2014

Did not wear the dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The top of the dress is nude type netting. Very odd color for me. Looked like fake skin. I really did not like this dress in person, heavy scratchy material.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Age: 24
Nov 27, 2014

love!

Size worn: 8
Rented for: Wedding
Such a beautiful dress and extremely well made. I originally rented the 6 because that's all that was available but it was too tight. I called and they shipped me the size 8 right away. The detail is so gorgeous and the bride kept telling me how much she loved my dress.
Amy
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 28, 2014

GORGEOUS dress but only my "back-up" size (4) arrived, which was too small to wear. Broken-hearted.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Beautiful dress.
Jennifer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 3, 2014

Wore this to opening night of The Nutcracker ballet. Formality was perfect.

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Date
The dress was very tight around my rib cage, and very form fitting. Took a while to get comfortable but loves the lace and sleeves.
Amy
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129 lbs
Dec 5, 2014

This dress is beautiful. Afternoon wedding and evening recn- this worked perfectly.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I am busty, and there's no 'give' in the fabric. Also, note you will need either a strapless bra or another solution. I got TONS of compliments. I wish I could afford to own this!
Christine
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 8, 2014

runs big

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress is classy and cute, but when actually on, its big. i usually wear size 4, and when i got a size 4, it was big around my waist and the top part ran big too. i would definitely recommend getting a size DOWN from what you're used to getting
Rebecca
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 12, 2014

Stunning dress, fit nicely.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered sz 4 and had sz 2 as alternative but size 2 fitted much better! It looked stunning and fitted like a glove!
Angela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Dec 25, 2014

Didn't wear it

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was a giant disappointment. I thought it looked so pretty on the model but on me it was huge and looked very matronly.
lynn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Dec 30, 2014

The lace detail Is so beautiful

Size worn: NONE
Rented for: Other
Sadly this dress came to me torn. The lace was ripped away from the dress and I didn't want to risk wearing ir
Pattie
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Jan 13, 2015

It ran small, didn't look quite right.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Would be perfect for a smaller person.
Kim
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 56
Body type: Athletic
Jan 30, 2015

Aside from the people where were there, details put into the event:)))

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Prettier than it photographs, tight in the waist but other than that just lovely. Get it!
JJ
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 119 lbs
Feb 27, 2015

Elegant and flattering

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This designer knows how to make a woman feel feminine and gorgeous! Great for the afternoon mid-summer garden gala that I attended. I felt elegant and beautiful!
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